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Feyenoord shower soaked De Kuip with glorious goals

Feyenoord gave their fans a treat on Sunday, with three spectacular strikes to secure all the points against SC Cambuur. The hosts welcomed back fans without restrictions for the first time with a 3-1 Eredivisie win in hammering rain. The game will also long be remembered by Cole Bassett, who came off the bench late on to make his official debut for the club.
Though not completely sold out, De Kuip was rocking as the match kicked off. But silence fell on the quarter-hour mark when the visitors grabbed a shock lead against the run of play. Gernot Trauner was caught out by a gust of wind that blew the ball out of his reach and Tom Boere took full advantage to finish from a tight angle.

Feyenoord did not allow the weather to blow them off course, though. By the hour mark they were in complete control. They owed their dominance to three goals, two of which were absolute belters. The first came from the boot of Luis Sinisterra, who collected just outside the box, taking a few steps towards goal before delivering an inch-perfect drive that sailed into the top right-hand corner. Alireza Jahanbakhsh followed that up with a left-footed corker of his own, which went in off the underside of the bar.

That made it 3-1 to the hosts, as Orkun Kökcü had grabbed his fifth goal in four games to give Feyenoord the lead just ahead of the break. It was another shot from outside the penalty area, but this one took a wicked deflection off a defender.

The goals lifted the spirits of the crowd, who otherwise experienced a wet few hours. Patrik Wålemark almost provided another bright spot as the match moved towards its final stages. The Swede was denied a first-ever Feyenoord goal by visiting keeper Sonny Stevens after a fine run. Despite that disappointment, the fans were given something else to cheer about at the death, as Cole Bassett replaced Guus Til to make his Feyenoord first-team bow.

Next up for third-place Feyenoord after four wins on the bounce is an away match at AZ, who are currently fourth. The two sides are due to lock horns in Alkmaar on Sunday 27 February, with kick off at 12:15 CET.